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Beekeeping Clusters Under SFURTI of Government of india

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Pune, March 23, 2008 (source: Fibre2Fashion, March 05, 2008) : The Government of India has launched the Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI) for development of 33 clusters from khadi, 59 village and 26 from coir sectors with a total plan outlay of Rs. 9.725 million for 5 years beginning 2005-06.

During the year 2007-2008 24 clusters each were additionally approved under Khadi and Village sectors along with a financial provision of Rs. 1.5 million.

The Scheme envisages need-based assistance for replacement of production equipment, setting up of common facility centres, product development, quality improvement, improved marketing, training and capacity building. The cluster development proposals are received by the Nodal Agencies, i.e. Khadi and Village Industries Commission and Coir Board from Khadi Institutions, Non-Government Organizations, institutions of the Central and State Governments and semi Government institutions with the consent of the State Governments. After examining the proposals, the same are forwarded by the Nodal Agency to the Scheme Steering Committee of SFURTI for consideration.

Following eight clusters were initially approved for Beekeeping development. The Central Bee Research & Training Institute, Pune has been approved as Technical Agency.

State Location Cluster Name and Location Activity Implementing Agency
Bihar Muzaffarpur Beekeeping Cluster Beekeeping Tirhut Dugdh utpadak Sahakari Sangh Ltd.
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu Jammu Beekeeping Cluster Beekeeping Khadi Gramodyog Sewa Sansthan, Jammu
Kerala Kozhikode Beekeeping & Honey Processing Cluster Beekeeping, Honey Processing Kozhikode Sarvodaya Sangh, Kozhikode

Maharashtra Wardha Amaravathi Beekeeping Cluster Beekeeping Pragathi Bahu-Uddeshiya Sanstha, Wardha
Tamil Nadu Marthandam Marthandam Beekeeping Cluster Honey Processing Marthandam Beekeepers' Cooperative Society, Marthandam (TNKVIB)
Uttaranchal Chamoli Beekeeping Cluster Beekeeping Dasoli Gram Swarajya Mandal, Gopeshwar, Chamoli
Uttar Pradesh Saharanpur Honey Processing Cluster Beekeeping Mahalakshmi Khadi Gramodyog Sansthan, Nakur, Saharanpur
West Bengal North 24-Parganas Beekeeping Cluster Beekeeping
West Bengal Beekeepers' Association